I did it.
On Monday, I put in my two weeks at my current job.
I’ll be done with my job for almost two years in exactly one week.
I’m not necessarily freaking out, but there is a sense of questioning and uncertainty when it comes to taking a “leap of faith” like this.
The thing is, I don’t feel alone, or very afraid. More than anything I’ve felt incredible peace and encouragement from friends, family, and people I trust, and I’ve found comfort in reading the scriptures.
The disciples who were with Jesus left what they knew for the complete unknown of following His call. Noah built an ark when everyone thought he was a fool. Abraham left his home for a place that wasn’t certain. Isaiah and the prophets listened to God and went forward even if they were alone.
But God promised, and God delivered.
God still promises and God still delivers.
I’m in a place of uncertainty about what the future holds (if we’re honest, we are all in this place), but I am certain that God hasn’t created and designed me to sit in a space of complete discontent and frustration for long. There are passions and desires and gifts that have been uniquely and divinely given to me (and you). Sometimes a step into the dark is what’s necessary to bring them to light.
When Jesus walked on the water toward His disciples, Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.”
Peter wanted Jesus, in the midst of the waves and the chaos and the frustration and fear, to speak to Him, to bid him come, and Peter would do it.
Peter walked on the water that day. That had never been done before. Ever.
He set a new normal for the disciples, bringing to reality the seemingly insurmountable odds of doing what’s never been done.
And what’s just as great, Peter began to sink. He forgot it was Jesus who called him, and he started to worry.
But Jesus was there, and didn’t let him look too foolish.
I mean, Peter walked on water.
All this to say…when God calls and prompts us to move, we should probably do it.
I think it’s worth it.
Even if we look a little foolish. Even if we’re scared. Even if we’re not sure. Even if we worry and forget Who called us and Who we’re looking at.
We aren’t alone. Jesus is there with us, calling and beckoning us to more, to set a new normal of what “can’t be done.”